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Amesbury Carriage Museum - The Amesbury Carriage Museum is a small organization that champions the history of Amesbury industry and people.
Lowell's Boat Shop - Established in 1793, Lowell's Boat Shop is the oldest operating boat shop in America.
Whittier House and Museum - A National Historic Landmark and tribute to the Quaker poet and the anti-slavery champion who made outstanding contributions to the life and literature of this country.
Andover Center for History and Culture - The Andover Center for History & Culture gathers and shares Andover’s stories to deepen connections between people and their community.
Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology - Today’s Peabody Institute employs collaborative learning to actively engage students, teachers, scientists, and Native Americans with the institute’s significant archaeology and anthropology collections, while also encouraging and enlivening cultural discourse on race and gender.
Historic Beverly - Sharing Beverly history with everyone through collections that encompass three houses, five centuries, and thousands of stories.
Boxford Historical Society - The Boxford Historical Society strives to preserve the history of our town by connecting it to present day.
Danvers Historical Society - To educate present and future generations of the public about the history and development of that geographical area encompassing the original Salem Village and the Town of Danvers, Massachusetts.
Rebecca Nurse Homestead - The Rebecca Nurse Homestead sits on 25+ acres of an original 300 acres occupied by Rebecca Nurse and her family from 1678-1798. The property holds the traditional saltbox home lived in by the Nurse family. This is the only home of a person executed during the trials open to the public.
Danvers Archival Center at the Peabody Institute Library - The Danvers Archival Center is a department of the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, Massachusetts.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum - The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum provides a center for education, preservation, and study of traditional wooden shipbuilding and the community that supported it for more than 350 years.
Cogswell's Grant (Historic New England) - A must-see for lovers of American folk art, Cogswell’s Grant was the summer home of renowned collectors Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little.
Georgetown Historical Society/Brockelbank Museum - Incorporated in 1962, the Georgetown Historical Society presents programs of general historical interest for its members and townspeople throughout the year.
Cape Ann Museum - Founded in 1873 as the Cape Ann Scientific and Literary Association, today the Museum is a vibrant cultural center that includes galleries, an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and three historic homes.
Hammond Castle - Sitting high on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the castle brings together a unique combination of art, architectural elements and culture, backstopped by many innovative technological applications, yet unknown and unseen by the visitor.
Maritime Gloucester - To inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences.
Groveland Historical Society - Maintains a museum that collects and archives information and artifacts to share with the community through its museum displays and educational programs.
Asbury Grove Historical Society - Supports Asbury Grove through education, highlighting the conservation of our architectural heritage, preservation of our archives, fundraising activities, and encouraging community participation in sharing this ongoing story.
Patton Homestead and Family Archives - the former home of two famous American generals – General George S. Patton Jr. and his son Major General George S. Patton IV.
Buttonwoods Museum - to collect and preserve history, and to educate the community about Greater Haverhill's past and culture.
Whittier Birthplace - The Whittier Birthplace, located on its original site, is an outstanding example of an old New England farm. It is substantially the same as when the Poet lived there from 1807 to 1836.
Ipswich Museum - To preserve Ipswich’s social, cultural, and architectural history – with the goal of making these treasures more accessible, more relevant, and more connected to our day-to-day lives.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate (The Trustees) - Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped grounds, notable for a broad, undulating lawn running down to the shore.
Wolf Hollow - Wolf Hollow, aka the North American Wolf Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit wolf sanctuary and educational facility where visitors are given a unique opportunity to meet the resident gray wolves.
Lawrence Heritage State Park - The exhibits in the Visitors Center, a restored 1840s boarding house, tell the stories of Lawrence's mill workers, including their role in the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.
Lawrence History Center - Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, collects, preserves, shares, and animates the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.
Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts - Founded in 1897 to collect, preserve and illuminate the city’s remarkable history. The museum has evolved into a vibrant cultural center, expanding its footprint to include the LynnArts building.
Lynnfield Historical Society - To preserve and maintain the Old Meeting House built in 1714, and collect and record the history and progress of the town of Lynnfield
Manchester Historical Museum - founded in 1886 to serve the entire community through the preservation of irreplaceable town records and artifacts, its research capability and commitment to education.
Marblehead Museum - The Museum’s three properties and its preeminent collection serve as the catalysts for programming that connects individuals to the past and present, broadening their perspectives and understanding of Marblehead and the wider world.
Merrimac Public Library - The Merrimac Public Library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), an alliance of over 35 public libraries serving the Greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts.
Methuen Historical Society - Committed to protecting and maintaining the rich historical character of Methuen.
Flint Public Library - To inform, enrich, and empower every person in the community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of ideas and information, and by supporting an informed citizenry, lifelong learning and love of reading.
Nahant Historical Society - The mission of the Nahant Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, and interpret artifacts of Nahant, Massachusetts.
Swett-Ilsley House (Historic New England) - First property acquired by Historic New England. The original portion, built in 1670 by Stephen Swett, was one room deep, and later additions more than doubled the size of the house.
Dole-Little House (Historic New England) - Dole-Little House was built c. 1715 with materials salvaged from an earlier structure. Its first owner was Richard Dole, a cattleman, who built a two-room, central-chimney house with a small kitchen shed at the rear.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Historic New England) - The 230-acre site includes a 1690 manor house that served as the country seat of wealthy Newburyport merchants and an attached farmhouse that was home to a Lithuanian family.
Coffin House (Historic New England) - Coffin House, occupied by the Coffin family over three centuries, reveals insights into domestic life in rural New England.
Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury - Founded in 1927 by Anne Colman Moody, The Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury is a genealogical society intent on the preservation of the history of Old Newbury
Museum of Old Newbury - Originally founded as the “Antiquarian and Historical Society of Old Newbury” in 1877, today the museum includes three historic buildings, a restored 19th century garden, and a robust collection of local documents, photographs, and artifacts ranging from furniture to paintings to clothing.
Custom House Maritime Museum - Designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and U.S. Treasury Building, the Custom House was built in 1835 to facilitate growing overseas trade and tax collection of imported goods on the waterfront.
North Andover Historical Society - Seek, Save, Share North Andover History